Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – By Cedric Blanchon

Welcome to our Photo App Lounge section of This is an area on our site where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers what their top five photo apps are and why.

Yesterday we published the Top Five Photo Apps as recommended by Yannick Brice, today we’re publishing Cedric Blanchon’s Top Five Photo apps, with example images of each.

We’re sure you will find this intrigriuing, stimulating and absolutely fascinating.


Number One – Snapseed


©Cedric Blanchon – Snapseed


To adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. I love the grunge effect and retrolux,love it so much detail , for me Snapseed is Photoshop for iPhone I use it for each photo.

Snapseed – Free/download

Number Two – Image Blender


©Cedric Blanchon – Image Blender, Spacepaint, Snapseed


My number two is blender, as my friend Yannick Brice I love it so much. It is easy and simple to use and is very intuitive, I use it to delete things on the same photo, for me it is the best system layer app.

Image Blender – $2.99/£1.99/download

Number Three – Noir Photo


©Cedric Blanchon – Noir, Snapseed, PhotoToaster


Noir, I love black and white, I love the spot light that can be a part of the photo, generally I usually torque with Snapseed, and phototoaster for the sharpening, I love the strength of the app.

Noir Photo – $2.99/£1.99/download

Number Four – Hipstamatic


©Cedric Blanchon – Hipstamatic with John S and Pistil film

This is the closest to pure photography for me, choose your film and objective depending on your tastes but be careful because with Hipsta you must have a clear idea of what you want to get.

The combinations are many, and sometimes bring surprising results, my favorite combo for shooting on the street is John S for objective and black keys super grain for film my fav bw combo, for selfie’s I love objectif tinto and film D plate. Generally after that i use Snapseed and Noir and Cameramatic, you view Snap mag on iPad, it’s a magazine with just a hipsta photos and literature.

Hipstamatic – $1.99/£1.49/download

Number Five – Cameramatic


©Cedric Blanchon – Noir, Snapseed, Cameramatic with expired film


With Cameramatic, you can direct with this app but I prefer retouch, with this I love the black and white the expired film or dark film are amazing, This gives texture to your photos, is superb and I love it , generally for my bw photo I edit with Noir, Snapseed, and after i use Cameramatic, An application that deserves to be discovered or rediscovered.

Cameramatic – $1.99/£1.49/download


About Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Photography. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Magazine and is Contributing Editor to LensCulture.